All about the floors

All about the floors

Have you ever used a public restroom that was in dire need of cleaning?  Or that was just too smelly to even use?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, what impression did that leave on you about that place of business?  Even if we understand the labor it takes to keep bathrooms clean, especially large ones such as in a hospital, shopping center or convention center, we still think to ourselves that someone has dropped the ball when it isn’t well kept.

In fact, some base choosing an eating establishment solely on the cleanliness of the bathroom. The reasoning being that if the operators do not care enough to keep a place clean that most people are allowed into (the bathroom), then what kind of dirtiness exists where the public isn’t allowed (the kitchen)? Valid point.  All who manage or oversee a business should give serious thought to proper cleaning of a restroom. It does reflect on the business - and the owners.  And considering what a public restroom is put through in the course of a day, it deserves special cleaning attention.

Cleaning experts and efficiency experts generally agree on a certain path of cleaning, top to bottom: sinks, countertops, mirrors, toilets, floors.
Be careful not to use cleaning chemicals on any surface for which they are not intended. Use special caution when using acid cleaners. And never mix chemicals, as it could cause serious injury.  While all parts of the bathroom are important, we will focus on the floors. This area is sometimes overlooked completely. And sometimes it’s given the old lick-and-a-promise treatment. This is evident by the crud caked in the corners and edges. But a clean floor is necessary. Just think of what is being tracked out of that nasty bathroom from the floor.  When cleaning the floors, spray around the toilets with disinfectant spray as drips and dribbles occur often in public restrooms.

If you are the owner of a large establishment and want a more efficient way for your staff to clean your restrooms, consider a compact scrubber for the floors.  These offer ease of maneuverability while ensuring a cleaner floor. They have scrubbers in the front of the machine which scrub in the cleaning solution the machine dispenses and then squeegees in the back which recover the dirty water all in one pass.

Or an all purpose cleaning station is another option.   The compact size allow them to fit easily into janitor’s closets. They also offer less physical contact with dirty surfaces. Large solution and recovery tanks, along with an easy to use spray nozzle for dispensing cleaning solution and recovery hose for collecting dirty water and debris. These compact machines also carry a cleaning caddy to carry gloves, spray cleaners, and cleaning cloths.  Both of these larger area options make for faster cleaning and more efficient use of janitorial staff.